Mssr. Bwatoe

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Here are some photos of my 1941 Zephyr convertible project car that I need to sell.

It's a pretty solid car, from South Dakota. I have accumulated a myrad of parts for the restoration, but health and age are ganging up on me and I am unable to finish the project.

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Here is what Im doing this summer. Got two V12 engines ready to build. The one without paint is for my 39 Coupe and the other one on the stand is for a friends 39 Sedan. We are rebuilding the engine for the 39 Sedan and rewiring,rebuilt the entire brake system,new exhaust,installing a Hot air heater. The floor pans had some weak places so I made some new pans and installed them also. We arent after a complete restoration here but just want a good driver. Hope to be finished in another month or so then I can get back to work on my 39 Coupe.

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Looks great. Where did you get the pans? I would love to change mine out.

I got the ones for my coupe from Paul Bradley and they are exactly like the originals. The ones in the sedan I made . They aren't exact but are functional .

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Here's some before & after shots of Grandma's '41, plus a shot of one of Keith Lee's masterpiece steering wheels. Note the difference in wood grain color between the radio blank (original) and the dash. Oh well, I'm not going through that again. All that's left is to drop in the engine, but what engine?

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For some reason my post yesterday failed to publish. Here it goes again. Here's a couple of before-after shots, plus a picture of one of Keith Lee's masterpiece steering wheels newly mounted. Almost ready for an engine. Just have to figure out which one, the 49 Merc that came out or a V-12 that will take a lot of work and/or money.

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Here is the car the day it arrived rescued from the crusher (!) I just couldn't let a complete car go to melt. Also Prime and body work... Still looking for a radiator splash pan that is not complete bondo!

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She's painted deep burgundy and is sitting win the air with a rebuilt engine getting ready to go in after some minor repairs to the frame and some brake upgrades. I'm putting disks on the front and rebuilding the suspension. The engine is getting finned a 2 carb intake (1940's aftermarket) with two LZ primary carbs. I still have to noodle out the air cleaner. I may install a fork for the generator and mount a vintage air system under the package tray and use a spare set of mark II AC vents in the headliner - it depends on how nicely I can work out the headlining. The Columbia axel is the bench. But I have no controls for it so I have to fine the correct setup and the shop is recommending I change the steering box to a vega box. The interior will be tan with leather seats sewn to the cloth pattern but otherwise stock looking - the wool is just too hot down here.

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Star, are you going with a mustang 2 front end? I think Im going to try and get ac in my car later down the road. I've found some pictures online of a v12 with a ac compressor. That picture sealed the deal on deciding on the v12.

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Spode Green Lincoln Custom, that brings back great memories....I forgot the division window is hydraulic - what a cool big Lincoln!

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I was actually thinking of leaving the axel, rebuilding the spring with new plastics, changing the shocks to modern ones and changing the steering box to the vega box but keeping the column stock. I need to figure out what to do for turn signals and the Columbia controls and I may be able to put the evaporator in the console and use the knockouts on the sides for AC vents but I am still noodling that one.

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On my Columbia I used a 6 port Pollak fuel switching valve and a reversing switch on the dash. When in third gear I push in the clutch and flick the switch on the dash up, then let out the clutch. You are now in OD. To get out of OD, I wait until the car has slowed down to about 25 or 30 mph, then push in the clutch and flick the switch to the bottom which reverses the polarity to the Pollak valve and let out the clutch. You are now in normal drive. The Pollak is normally used to switch fuel tanks on pickups, but it now is used to switch vacuum to the canister on the Columbia. Google 6 port pollak valve and you will see that some come with the switch and wiring plug. Works on 6 or 12 volts. Works great for me, just like shifting into fourth.

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Sounds like a simple solution. So you plumb vacuum to both sides and one set goes to each side of the actuator? Two of the ports would be capped,correct?

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Vacuum goes to the single 3/8 port and the canister lines go to the other two 3/8 ports. BUT, the two 5/16 ports are used to let air back into the 3/8 lines that don't have vacuum. When you activate the OD, one of the 3/8 lines to the canister will have vacuum, the other will not. To let air back into the line that doesn't have vacuum, the 5/16 lines are T'ed into the two 3/8 lines. If you need a piping diagram, let me know.

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TURNS OUT THIS WAS KERMITS CAR AND BRUNNER BOUGHT IT!

wow http://www.ebay.com/itm/Lincoln-Other-Limousine-1942-lincoln-custom-limousine-v-12-1-of-66-ever-built-trades-/121196280550?forcerrptr=true&hash=item1c37dc7ae6&item=121196280550&pt=US_Cars_Trucks

like Chad Coombs's or Kermit Wilson or Harold Zulick ......look at pic, has 42 only vacuum tank under wheel well for vacuum windows

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Good job. I'm rebuilding a 42 with V-12 and I'm going to add a c

. in Florida it is a must. May I ask you to keep me informed on how? I'm away from doing it but gathering information. Lee Waldren Fort Myers, Fl.

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My 42 Continental has a tank under each front fender and vacuum windows. I am installing manual windows. Lee Waldren

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